Fresh sugar cane juice
I love sugar cane juice. I saw it quite often in China. A couple of problems with buying it in the street is What kind of water did the glass get rinsed out in? Who was the last person that drank from that glass? Luckily I didn't have any problems!! KNOCK on Wood!! LOL
You can have a big glass for just pennies....I would recommend bringing your own cup if you have sanitation concerns.
The best way of transportation...
The best way of transportation and the most convenient is --- Plane! There r 2 international airports in Shanghai, one is called Hongqiao Airport, another is called Pudong Airport, the latter one is newly built.
Well, this would be --- subway! So far there r 2 subways in Shanghai, and a magnet-floating train, so u can have a good look at the city simply by these means.
The Bund - From the Past To the Future
I have seen photo of others on the same location... but the actual feeling at the spot by ourselves is simply superb..
I visited the Bund every nigth during my entire stay at the Nanjing Road nearby. The ancient buildings at the Bund enable us to imaging what was in the past. Across the busy Hwangpu River is the newly developed Pudong area, where the Pearl Oriental Tower and other skyscrapers guiding us what will be in the future.... The strong contrast between the river banks steering a romantic evening walkpath for couples like us.... oh Shanghai : )
Shanghai Museum, a measuring stick
At the time of my visit the three exhibition halls are having a special display of Cartier Jewelry, which attracted most of the visitors and allowed me to stroll along the galleries mostly crowd free. That in itself is a rarity in Shanghai.
Shanghai Museum is by far the most organized of all the museums in China I have been to. However, the amount of exhibits is not nearly as much as I have hoped. Shanghai Museum is by no mean a bad museum, but being the most comprehensive museum in all of China, it saddens me as a museum lover and a Chinese. China's 4,000 plus years of history should allow us to have a top notch museum, piles with varied and abundant amount of artifacts, which can be even a greater collection of art and historical importance than the Lourves, Uffizis, and British Museums of the world. But after so many years of internal turmoil and destruction brought by foreign powers, much of these precious treasures were either destroyed or stolen. The bigger concern, though, is the lack of concern and sensitivity displayed by the Chinese government and citizens alike toward the preservation of the past. They naively believe these cultural milestones will never run out, thus resulting in a general impractical and procrastinate effort to preserve these pieces of identity. Their interest, as shown by the huge crowds in the jewelry halls, is mostly money and business related.
When will the day come, the day when Shanghaiese will be proud because their city is the home to a museum that chronically illustrates the complexity of the Chinese civilization, instead of the founding of another tasteless building in Pudong?
Picture Caption: This Buddhism scripture, made in the 14th century, had inscription of Chinese characters that are the same as today's.
SHANGHAI – City of Cultural Mixtures
The city that made the most impression to me was Shanghai. A city that has a continuous changing growth. In Shanghai has different cultural backgrounds and influences.
The shanghai with its ancient budism temples, Imperial gardens, and palaces from the imperial times, the european architecturte and culture and the modern Shanghai, which it seens that is coming out from a superman comic book. In fact, Shanghai has the tallest buildings in the world.-
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Yannan Night Market - Huangpu River Trip - Jade Buddha Temple - Shanghai Center - Shanghai Museum of Art - Yuyuan Gardens - French Towm - Old Town of Sahanghai - Chinese Circus - Former Temple of Confusios - Childrens Palace.